COVID-19 update: This course will start online and continue on campus later. Read more

What will I learn?

UMSL Cyber Start Grant for Fall 2020 - Under this scheme, F1 international students who are unable to report to campus this fall due to COVID19 are able to pay a reduced rate of tuition. • This will only be for the Fall 2020 semester as the students should be on campus in Spring 2021 paying regular rates. • Any UMSL Global scholarship awarded for Fall 2020 would be deferred until Spring 2021. • Students must be enrolled in a degree program conducive to online learning.

Philosophy is about hard questions: Are we free? Is there a God? What is knowledge? What should I do with my life? In addressing these questions, philosophy develops your skills in thinking, analysis, writing, argumentation and critical reading. Studying philosophy makes you more open-minded: you’ll encounter the ideas of people that have lived lives very different from yours, and you’ll be impressed by them. Philosophy is enormously interesting and rewarding. If anyone ever asks you “why study philosophy” you’ll answer “why haven’t you started yet?”

Learning Outcomes

An ideal graduate with a BA in Philosophy will:

  • Recall a broad range of philosophers and philosophies in both western and non-western traditions and understand their interrelations and historical significance
  • Demonstrate an ability to read and engage critically with historical and contemporary philosophical texts
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply the distinctive methods of philosophy by reconstructing philosophical arguments and deliberating rationally over their merits
  • Understand fundamental moral theories and demonstrate an ability to apply them to ethical problems and practical pursuits
  • Demonstrate competence with formal reasoning tools such as syllogistic logic, propositional logic, quantificational logic, or probability theory and show an ability to apply those to tools in philosophical and everyday contexts
  • Apply philosophical concepts, analytical skills, and critical thinking to disciplines and issues outside of philosophy
  • Create and defend their own philosophical views, both by writing in a clear and persuasive style and in oral discussion with other students, faculty and members of the community
  • Apply research skills, including an ability to work with primary and secondary literature, in writing argumentative philosophical papers in a chosen area of advanced study

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
$24,406.00 (18,11,840) per year
COVID - 19 Fee Changes-Online Start: UMSL Cyber Start Grant for Fall 2020 - USD $550 per credit hour for Undergraduate tuition + fees (Normally USD $976.50 per credit hour + fees)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 November 2021

Start date

23 August 2021, 18 January 2022, 22 August 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

1 University Boulevard,

303 Lucas Hall,

SAINT LOUIS,

Missouri,

63121, United States

Online/Distance (4 years)

Tuition fees
$17,982.00 (13,34,939) per year
USD $999 per credit; COVID - 19 Fee Changes-Online Start: UMSL Cyber Start Grant for Fall 2020 - USD $550 per credit hour for Undergraduate tuition + fees (Normally USD $976.50 per credit hour + fees)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 November 2021

Start date

23 August 2021, 18 January 2022, 22 August 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale) on minimum of 30 transferable credit hours (excluding nursing course work)

For international students

Students in their last year of high school should submit transcripts for all years completed thus far. Students who have completed high school must submit final transcripts and degree certificates or exam results.
Students who have studied at a college or university must submit university transcripts to date. If you have completed more than 24 credit hours at a university, you do not need to submit high school transcripts.
Transcripts are required from all high schools or universities attended.
Proof of English proficiency: This can be shown with an official TOEFL, IELTS or PTE-A score. The minimum requirements are 61 iBT TOEFL, 5.5 IELTS, or 44 PTE-A.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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